We dwell in the app dominated era. From the business perspective, we have to ensure that we stand out from the rest and be the best, as this will be our ladder to success. But, we all are aware that behind any successful completion of a goal or a business lies a strong team and capable team members. We might have a unique idea for our application, but it won’t succeed unless and until the idea isn’t executed well by our developing team. While the mobile app development company put in their best, hiring the efficient and capable iPhone and Android app developers is the first and foremost, and most important decisions. It can be quite a challenge too, but indeed it isn’t impossible. All we need to do is a little bit of searching and scouting!
In layman terms, app development is the process of creating apps for the required operating systems with the necessary language and programming. Developers are the artisans behind the app who create flawless apps with their expertise and capability.
But before we look forward to hiring an app developer, we need to have clarity on certain points with reference to the designing of our applications. These include primarily choosing the right operating systems. Eventually, all the decisions we make, narrow down to how our target audience is and behaves. The app has to be designed, keeping them in mind. Hence you need to choose the operating systems wisely. When you focus on more than one platform, the number of apps and their design will vary. The one designed for android won’t be compatible with iOS, and the one for iOS won’t work on the Google play store.
Another important point is the language used for designing. While for Android, Java, Kotlin, and C/C++ languages are used, for iOS, it is Swift and Objective C. The next step is to choose the medium through which you wish to create the app (that is, if you create a Native, Hybrid, or Progressive Web Application). Depending on the requirement, you can choose the creators. React Native, Flutter, PhoneGap, or Ionic are counted as the top creators for development in the app market.
Once you have clarity on the above points, it is now the stage to devise a plan and your strategies in place. You should always create the plan and make the selections keeping your objectives, target audience, and budget into consideration. Finally, comes the execution stage wherein you implement the ideas. You must have a small dummy preview of the application, check for errors, sit with the development team, and enhance the app with the required modifications. Next comes the most important stage that is testing the app. This is essential to ensure that you catch any technical glitches and resolve them before the faulty app reaches the users. There will be multiple rounds of fixations before you beta tests the app, and once everything seems to be as per the requirements, you finally plan the app’s launch.
India is known to be one of the top countries for providing the best app developers globally, particularly android app development. However, getting on board from India one will be cost-effective and technically efficient. But the million-dollar question ringing in our minds is how to hire the best iPhone and Android mobile app developer in India?
Here, we share with you some quick tips to fix this issue for you.
Once you spread the word about an app developer’s requirement, research thoroughly both online and offline about the prospective companies or the freelancers who approach you or whom you approach or who are the best ones in the app developer market. Check their websites, LinkedIn profiles, etc. to gather as much information about them as possible.
Get hold of their previous projects or work samples, background, presence in the industry, work experience, client testimonials, reviews, and feedback. You can also check verbally with the other important and relevant people in the industry making the use of networking
Create a checklist of what you want and accordingly assess the companies and the freelancers on the table. This will eventually help you shortlist the best from the lot.
Further, analyze the skills and capabilities required and accordingly compare with the shortlisted resources. This could include technical knowledge, communication skills, the capability to work under pressure, problem-solving ability, decision-making skills, leadership and management qualities, timely delivery, knowledge, expertise, etc. At this stage, you need to know them and about them.
For this, you could even have a meeting with the prospective organizations/freelancers so that there is a face to face conversation. This will further help you to decide whether they are worthy enough to make it to the next level or not.
- Final selection
Measure the pros and cons with each shortlisted resource, discuss the price quotation, deadline of completion, designing requirements versus delivery, the working plan, and mechanism, additional technical assistance or resource required, etc. Since you know what you want and what they possess and can deliver, you can accordingly negotiate.
Whomsoever you choose, it is always good to decide and discuss things beforehand. The additional requirements of resource or tech, the fluctuations in budget or grace period in the timeline of delivery, in case of freelancers the fact that he/she would be busy with other projects, in case of organizations the fact that they do have other clients and maybe would be having your competitors on board, etc. should be kept in mind while you make a choice. It is also advisable to have the paperwork in place complete with agreements, NDA, contracts, etc. along with deliverables and timelines. This will be helpful in the future in case of any discrepancies or miscommunication.
While choosing the app developer, you must also be aware of the recent app development trends in 2020 and their impact on India along and with reference to your app idea. These include the app for different devices, app integration, 5G network service, beacon tech, tech-savvy apps that offer artificial integration, chatbots, mobile wallet efficient apps, etc. These will further help in the brainstorming stage for your app.
Developers are the backbone of your app. Hence, you need to make a wise choice as they could make or break your idea. You must consider all the points mentioned above for your requirements, and your budget before zeroing on the definitive resource.